December 19, 2016 / 4:29 AM / 7 months ago

Miss Puerto Rico crowned Miss World 2016

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Miss Puerto Rico Stephanie Del Valle is crowned after winning the Miss World 2016 Competition in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., December 18, 2016.Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, winning the top prize in the 66th edition of the pageant held this year in the United States.

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The 19-year-old law and communications student said it was an "honor and a great responsibility" to represent her country.

The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, followed by second runner-up Natasha Mannuela from Indonesia.

The top five finalists also included Evelyn Njambi Thungu from Kenya, and Catriona Elisa Gray from the Philippines.

Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.

Reporting by Reuters Televisiion; Editing by Darren Schuettler and Christian Schmollinger

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